Superintendent's Memo #167-10

State seal, Commonwealth of Virginia

COMMONWEALTH of VIRGINIA
Department of Education

July 23, 2010

TO: Division Superintendents

FROM: Patricia I. Wright, Superintendent of Public Instruction

SUBJECT: Educational Pricing for Apple Products

The Commonwealth (VITA procurement) and Apple, Inc. have concluded an agreement to provide state educational pricing for Apple products.  While we do not support specific vendor products, we are bringing this to your attention because windows-based personal computers have been available to schools through special pricing for years and this is the first time there is a statewide Apple product discount available.

You can find information and pricing at:  http://www.vita.virginia.gov/procurement/contractDetail.cfm?contract_id=1000644  or on the Apple site at: http://www.apple.com/education/pricelists/.  

There are separate pricing schedules for K-12 and higher education, so be certain to check carefully before ordering off of this contract.  You may also want to make your business and/or procurement staff aware of the availability of this contract. iPhones are not included in this contract as they are provided by a third party telecommunications company.

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